If trailers are anything to go by, Ouija could be a cut above the normal Halloween horror releases that have become the studio standard for the fright-time celebration. The film marks the directorial debut of Stiles White, a film-maker who has worked as a Production Co-ordinator for the Stan Winston Studios and, more recently, has worked as a writer. Stiles penned the 2009 Alex Proyas film Knowing that starred Nicholas Cage. Stiles co-wrote the screenplay for Ouija with writing partner Juliet Snowden. The film has been produced by the current leaders in low-budget horror Jason Blum, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, who collectively have more than their fair share of hits among them in this genre. Michael Bay also hops on for the producing credits, but it's more than probable that his is a name-only credit. Keeping it in the family, so to speak, is David Emmerichs, who gets his first-chance as a the lead cinematographer. Emmerichs has worked as a steadicam operator and additional photography DOP including Transformers and the recent Fuller-Form produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.